Marie at A Stitching Odyssey has pledged to sew up at least five of her vintage sewing patterns during 2014 and wants us to join her. What a great idea!
There are no strict rules and you don't even have to set yourself a numerical target. It's just your own personal pledge outlining your plans for your vintage sewing patterns. I'm definitely in...
"I, Jane Marland, will sew up at least three of my vintage sewing patterns during 2014."
Last year I made four garments from three vintage sewing patterns (I used one of them twice), so I think my pledge for 2014 is pretty realistic and do-able. These are the patterns I used:
|Butterick Bow Blouse|
|Sew for Victory Dress|
|1950's sleeveless blouses, here and here|
So, which ones will be sewn up this year? Well, very handily, I'm already one down (my vintage raincoat) and have plans to make yet another version of Simplicity 4238. Deciding which other patterns are in the running however, has been taking much longer than I thought. There are quite a few I know I'll never sew up - ever - I just have to have them in my possession. Of the ones left over, I whittled down the following as possibles ….
Slinky vintage PJ's anyone?
The halter neck top is almost a dead cert - I've been a bit obsessed with halter necks recently as evidenced here, and the Vogue pattern I found is perfect, especially view B. It's still a toss up between the Vogue shirt dress (sooooo chic) or the more basic Anne Adams shirt dress. I can see both of them fitting into my wardrobe so it may come down to time and difficulty of pattern. Any preferences?
Is anybody else signed up for the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge? I'd love to know your plans and what patterns you have in mind. Happy Tuesday. x